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Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring 2012 Runway Review

The key to looking at a Vivienne Westwood Red Label collection is to take the looks out of context. Forget about the over-the-top makeup and hair and the often jumbled styling because there are usually a number of wearable looks layered into each of the designer's collections. This season that was easier to do than usual. Relatively minimally accessorized, there were a number of praise-worthy pieces, notably cocktail dresses, that showed of Westwood's signature drape and melting of fabrics.

One look in particular – a sculpted beige strapless cocktail dress – stood-out namely because it echoed the Westwood wedding gown Sarah Jessica Parker famously wore in the Sex and the City movie. A draped, loose-hanging beige jumper was another stand-out as well as the high-collar, cropped fitted outerwear.